Addiction Topic Keyword: Intervention (p. 3 of 22)

  • The Pharmaceutical Approach to Lifelong Sobriety

    The Pharmaceutical Approach to Lifelong Sobriety

    There are many different approaches to treating alcohol use, abuse and addiction, and each approach has its own unique benefits for the problem drinker. Some alcoholics respond quite readily to the combination of peer support and spirituality pioneered so effectively by groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), while others find that alternative forms of treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy...

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  • How Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Help Problem Drinkers

    How Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Help Problem Drinkers

    Even if you have never struggled with the problem of alcohol addiction before, chances are you have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). AA has been around since the 1930s, and during the intervening decade the group and others like it has helped millions of alcoholics and problem drinkers recover from their issues and live a life of sobriety.
    If you or someone you care about has been...

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  • Is Drinking for Your Health the Right Way to Go?

    Is Drinking for Your Health the Right Way to Go?

    Many recent studies have revealed that moderate drinking may bring health benefits, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that it is never a good idea to simply jump on a new health trend. It may be too soon for you to begin drinking with good health and wellness in mind.
    Understanding Alcohol the Studies Studies in the past decade have indicated that having a moderate amount of alcohol,...

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  • Drugs Used to Treat Alcoholism

    Drugs Used to Treat Alcoholism

    When people think about addiction, the first thing they picture is the use of illegal drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. While the abuse of these illicit substances is indeed dangerous and even life threatening, there is another, even larger, abuse problem that often flies under the radar.
    That abuse problem involves alcohol, a drug that is just as dangerous as all the others...

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  • Staying Clean and Sober

    Staying Clean and Sober

    One of the things that makes alcohol such an addictive and dangerous drug is the fact that it is physically as well as psychologically addictive. The hold that alcohol has on the body is also one of the biggest impediment to getting clean, and one of the reasons so many alcoholics and problem drinkers fail to get clean on their own.
    Fortunately there are ways for those problem drinkers and...

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  • The Value of Alcohol Addiction Therapy

    The Value of Alcohol Addiction Therapy

    If you or someone you care about has been struggling with their drinking, you already know how difficult the situation can be. Problems with alcohol are all too common, and the consequences of heavy drinking are both far ranging and long lasting. From the dangers posed by drunk driving to lost productivity at work and problems maintaining healthy relationships, alcoholics and problem drinkers...

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  • Addiction Treatment - Trusting in a Higher Power

    Addiction Treatment - Trusting in a Higher Power

    While many people focus on the abuse of illicit drugs like heroin and alcohol, the abuse of alcohol is just as serious and far more widespread. The fact that alcohol is both totally legal and easily accessible only exacerbates the damage the drug can do. The fact that alcohol is both physically and psychologically addictive only adds to the dangers the drug poses for men and women of all ages,...

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  • Getting Clean and Staying Sober

    Getting Clean and Staying Sober

    One of the things that makes alcohol such an addictive and dangerous drug is the fact that it is physically as well as psychologically addictive. The hold that alcohol has on the body is also one of the biggest impediment to getting clean, and one of the reasons so many alcoholics and problem drinkers fail to get clean on their own.
    Fortunately there are ways for those problem drinkers and...

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  • Barbiturate - Depressant Drug Abuse

    Barbiturate - Depressant Drug Abuse

    It should first be noted here that depressant drugs are different than drugs that are considered anti-depressants. The latter are used to treat depression and anxiety disorders, and are totally different. Depressant drugs are those which can be classified in the barbiturate family. Barbiturates generally have a sedating or anesthetic effect.
    Further, many barbiturates also act as short-term...

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  • Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    When a person has undergone treatment for painkiller abuse but begins to take the drugs again in the same manner which led to the problem in the first place, this is known as "relapse." There is always the possibility of relapse, but if a person is aware of the signs and symptoms, he may be able to seek help before a relapse episode even occurs.
    What Can Cause Relapse? Several factors can...

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